Saturday July 14 2012
Pescara explain Verratti deal

Pescara President Daniele Sebastiani has explained the latest on Marco Verratti’s future, reiterating that only Paris Saint-Germain are negotiating.

The midfielder was expected to have completed a transfer to the French side by now, after an agreement was reached between all parties.

However, amid rumours of attempts from Juventus and today Milan, and Verratti's inclusion in Pescara's pre-season squad, the deal appears to have been delayed.

Sebastiani, though, has insisted that only the French are in talks with the player, because of his valuation, and he expects the move to be completed soon.

“PSG are the only ones who have made an important offer and I repeat that there have been no intrusions from Italian clubs in the last few hours.

“We are dealing on the basis of €12m. If we were offered €11.9m then nothing would happen. Under €12m he would not go. I think that next week we will reach a conclusion.

“Verratti is only 19, he is a bit confused. He is attached to Pescara and it is clear that if he leaves then he will be a little sad.

“But, if he is convinced and happy and PSG satisfy him on the contract then there will be no problems.”

Whilst Verratti has been called up to the Delfini’s pre-season preparations, a muscle injury means he will not attend the first week of training at L’Aquila, instead staying in Pescara.

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